The Rosemary and Chris Lester Award Application Form

The Rosemary and Chris Lester Award is awarded each year to a domestic student enrolled full-time in either the Master of Environment or Graduate Diploma in Environment.

Selection Criteria and process

  1. Students must be enrolled or enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Environment or Master of Environment;
  2. Student must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  3. Students will be selected on academic merit
  4. Students will be required to write (up to 500 words) on how they will use this award to enhance their studies and how they will contribute to improving environmental outcomes; and
  5. Preference will be given to students from regional Victoria or requiring financial support.


1 award of $1,000 annually, awarded after the Semester 1 census date.

Financial Needs Assessment

Upon completion of this form, you are required to provide information related to your financial need to support your application in order to be eligible for this award.

Please complete the Financial Assessment here:

You will be taken to the online Student Grant application form and asked to provide your financial information.

Note that you will also have to complete and submit this scholarship application below to be eligible for the award.

Student Details
Your given name(s) as it appears on the University's student system.
Your family Name as it appears on the University's student system.
Citizenship * This award is only available to Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents.
Contact Details
You University of Melbourne student email address.
Street number and name
Course Details
Course * Please select one of the following (NOTE: Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Environment are not eligible):
Course Study Load * NOTE: You must be enrolled in a full-time study loan in order to be eligible.NOTE: You must be enrolled in a full-time study loan in order to be eligible.
Fee Type *
Personal Statement
Please upload a statement (500-word maximum) that describes how the award will enhance your studies and how you will contribute to environmental outcomes.
Financial Needs Assessment *